Common Bite Problems

In a perfect world, we’d all have the perfect bite. However, very few people are born with naturally perfect teeth. Many people suffer from at least one ailment within their mouth that causes problems with aesthetics, talking, eating, and basic oral hygiene. Dr. Suzanne Stock, a leading Iowa City orthodontist, is an expert in correcting troubled teeth for patients of all ages.

The Most Common Orthodontic Problems

There are a variety of different orthodontic issues that can cause serious problems that need treatment, including:

  • Crowded teeth
    Often occurs when the teeth don’t have sufficient room to erupt from the gum line.
  • Underbite
    An underbite occurs when the lower front teeth extend beyond the upper front teeth.
  • Overbite
    Overbites happen when the top front teeth extend beyond the bottom teeth, causing the lower teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.
  • Spacing
    Missing or small teeth often cause spacing problems.
  • Protrusion
    Protrusion occurs when the upper front teeth flare too far forward.
  • Crossbite
    A crossbite is when the upper teeth rest inside the lower teeth, which may cause a misaligned jaw or tooth stratification.
  • Openbite
    Openbite occurs when the upper and lower teeth do not overlap and may be related to habits such as tongue thrusting.

Treatment for Common Bite Problems

Dr. Suzanne Stock’s mission is to provide the highest quality of orthodontic care for all patients. Based on your specific orthodontic issues, there are many different treatment options, including a variety of braces, Invisalign, and in extreme cases, orthognathic surgery, which will correct abnormalities of the teeth, jaws, and other facial bones.

Dr. Stock also recommends that children should be seen around age seven to identify orthodontic issues when they are young. Early treatment can prevent more severe problems from developing as they grow.

Contact Your Iowa City Orthodontist Today!

If you have more questions about bite problems, or you’d like to schedule a consultation, contact us. Dr. Stock and her team will be happy to help in any way they can. We have four conveniently located offices to serve patients throughout the Iowa City, Washington, Fairfield, and Williamsburg areas. If you are looking for a leading Iowa City orthodontist, contact the office of Dr. Suzanne Stock today!

Dr. Suzanne Stock

  • Main Office Location – Iowa City - 1031 Wade Street, Iowa City, IA 52240 Phone: (319) 338-8658
  • Fairfield Location - 205 North B Street, Fairfield, IA 52556 Phone: (319) 800-9497
  • Washington Location - 110 East Main Street, Washington, IA 52353 Phone: (319) 800-9497
  • Williamsburg Location - 400 Elm Street, Williamsburg, IA 52361 Phone: (319) 800-9497

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